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A Turbulent Wake
74 page hardback
Maclean Dubois 2007
ISBN 978-0-9514470-4-8

‘Following on the warm critical reception given to Henry Marsh’s first collection of poems… this new volume gives us further insight into the mind of one of Scotland’s finest poets. The influence of the Hebrides is again strong – that world where, as the poet observes, people do not lock there doors – but, as in his first collection, Henry Marsh takes us a good deal further here and includes both a number of moving personal poems and more formal reflections of art. The result is a stunning collection.

This is a book which gives us a moment of civil company in a strident world, a book which is in every sense lovely; a book with gentle resonances that heal and persist, like the memories of this beguiling islands that shape many of these poems.’
Alexander McCall Smith

From reviews of A Turbulent Wake:

‘A Scots poet, he shares with us his love of his birthplace: its austere beauty, the quality of its light, its language…This collection is a song of life, often at its most raw. Marsh is a master of shifting perspectives… ( he) is fascinated by the act of creation in its widest sense – what it means to be human and how humanity finds beauty in art.’
Tania Nightingale ‘Dream Catcher’

Snow Sky over Fife

Cover painting by John Brown

Read poems and listen to readings from A Turbulent Wake in the poems section

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